2013-2014 Season Toggle

2013-2014 Season

The San Francisco Playhouse 2013-2014 Season features eight plays: three Broadway hits, one off-Broadway hit, a world premiere, and a musical classic, plus two World Premieres in our Sandbox Series. The six-play Main-stage season begins with Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo on October 1st, 2013, and closes with Into the Woods in September 2014. Read the 2013-2014 Season Press Release (PDF)

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Written by Rajiv Joseph

October 1st, 2013 to November 16th, 2013

In this Pulitzer Prize finalist, two US Marines and an Iraqi translator are thrust into a world of greed, mystery and betrayal after an encounter with a now-deceased but still very pissed-off tiger. The streets of war-torn Baghdad are filled with ghosts, riddles and wry humor in this groundbreaking play that explores the power and perils of human nature.

Storefront Church

Written by Rajiv Joseph

October 1st, 2013 to November 16th, 2013

In this Pulitzer Prize finalist, two US Marines and an Iraqi translator are thrust into a world of greed, mystery and betrayal after an encounter with a now-deceased but still very pissed-off tiger. The streets of war-torn Baghdad are filled with ghosts, riddles and wry humor in this groundbreaking play that explores the power and perils of human nature.

Jerusalem

Written by Jez Butterworth

January 21st, 2014 to March 8th, 2014

Everyone wants Johnny. His son wants to go to the county fair. His mates want his stash and his booze. County officials want him evicted. Whatever happened to the simple life in the country? Come find out in this hit Tony and Olivier winning play!

Bauer

Written by Lauren Gunderson

March 18th, 2014 to April 19th, 2014

Why did he stop? Imprisoned by the Nazis, he sketched on scraps. His fiery love affair with Hilla Rebay (Guggenheim curator) lasted a lifetime. The Guggenheim was built to house his work. Why did the genius that survived all that suddenly stop painting? This is a San Francisco Playhouse commissioned work.

Seminar

By Theresa Rebeck

April 29th, 2014 to June 14th, 2014

Five hundred dollars a week for all the abuse you can take. And maybe sex. That’s what four aspiring novelists pay for a ten-week private writing class with the legendary Leonard. It’s a smorgasbord of vicious, and very funny, wordplay, as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy about power, sex, and art.

Into the Woods

By James Lapine (book) and Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics)

June 24th, 2014 to September 6th, 2014

What happens after Happily Ever After? In Sondheim and Lapine’s beloved musical retelling of the Grimm classics, a parade of familiar folktale figures find their way “Into the Woods” and try to get home before dark.

All of the San Francisco plays listed above are productions of the San Francisco Playhouse, located at 450 Post Street on Union Square. For directions, click here. For tickets, please visit our San Francisco theater tickets page.

Home | About San Francisco Playhouse | Get Theater Tickets2013-2014 SeasonThings to do in San Francisco | Subscribe | Donate | Past Seasons | Press | Contact Us | Blog